The Tipster’s Week Four Edge Rusher / Defensive Lineman “Easy” Start/Sit Chart & Players

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The IDP Tipster’s Week Four IDP “Easy” Start/Sit Charts And Hard Starts/Soft Sits Players To Target Or Avoid

The IDP Guys are proud to be presenting The IDP Tipster’s second season of the tested and proven accurate “Easy Start/Sit” charts. His five-step approach was innovated out of necessity years ago and is now offered to the public for assisting in getting the right players in or out based on the matchups. And in addition to the data for the proven formula, The Tipster also adds his personal touch by staying on top of all that is IDP across the fantasy football landscape in completing the charts increasing the charts “hit” percentage.

The Tipster covers all 32 teams IDP positions in general categories while adding in a few Hard Starts and Soft Sits that stand out in the process of powering the charts. The innovated way to address the all too familiar questions of whom to play and who to sit goes beyond the traditional approach of offering just a handful of suggested players.

There will no longer be a need to scour the media for “your guys” as the tested and proven formula is applied in an easy to read and a simple format while covering every IDP the NFL has to offer for fantasy football in one localized chart. Just sit back each week and follow the simple guidelines while The Tipster does all the work every week for you.

His five-step formula on all his charts is for the suggested opportunity or in some cases not suggested IDP production versus their current opponents. And after being tested over many seasons and proven with having a high percentage hit rate, The IDP Tipster is proud to power the following “No Bullshit Content” based “Easy Charts and Hard Starts with Soft Sits” to win now on via The IDP Guys.

Defensive Lineman / Edge Rushers

Number one guideline to follow overall: ” Never Sit A Stud Over An Average Joe Or A Flier”.

Another guideline in “splitting the hairs” on possible equal results on two or more players: Would always advise cross-checking with snap counts for every down IDP players and their average time on the field. A suggested and easy to use resource for those snap counts:

Use this guideline for additional “splitting the hairs”: The IDP Tipster and/or IDP Guys rankings.

The last but maybe the most important guideline: Always remember that the “handicapping” in the chart(s) has been done for you. Don’t over think it. The Tipster has set it up with the defensive schemes already figured in, the matchups at hand, and any situation the designated IDP group may be going through.

If you are unsure of your player’s designated position at this time only the real NFL team depth charts can be trusted and are centrally located at page. Where the charts are based on each team’s base defensive package.


AFC Hard Starts

Colts DE Margus Hunt has been making a name for himself as the Colts main threat on the defensive line. This weeks matchup is perfect to slot him in as a Hard Start as they face the Texans. If he happens to be hanging out on your wire he is more than just an average pick up for a bye-week play in Week 4. Hunt should be rostered by now and if he isn’t, considering giving him a permanent home is a good thing.

Dolphins DT Davon Godchaux is firmly one to consider as they take on the Patriots this week. The interior line of the Patriots has been allowing an upper amount of points to defensive tackles all season so there isn’t any reason not to take advantage of this matchup. After recent DL starters around Godchaux have been injured, they’ll lean on this young stud to get pressure on Tom Brady. The sacks may not be his production, but he will rack up some combined tackles for you. And there is no reason to not think at least a sack is possible here.

Steelers Edge/OLB T.J. Watt faces off with the Ravens who have a double whammy going per matchup for Watt. Not only do they allow great production to the outside DLs but they do as well to LBs. This combination and the fact that Watt is an every-down player for the Steelers are setting him up for great production this contest.

AFC Soft Sits

Patriots DE Trey Flowers has had a rough go of it so far this season and not quite living up to form. He was actually out with a concussion in Week Three. If he returns for Week 4 he shouldn’t be considered a great start. We all hate thinking about sitting a stud, and with the guidelines set for the charts, I normally wouldn’t suggest it. But somehow the Dolphins have kept from giving up those points so far to the DLs and in this case, I’m calling Flowers a Soft Sit in Week Four.


NFC Hard Starts

Vikings DE Danielle Hunter isn’t actually an unknown among the IDP fantasy football world. But he has been capped for some time because he plays the opposite side that veteran stud DE Everson Griffen who always manned the blind side position. That isn’t the case going into Week Four as Griffen apparently is going thru some sort of mental breakdown.

There will be a lot of assuming who will replace Griffen, but in all likely hood with Anthony Barr on one side and Hunter slotted in on the blind side, Hunter is about to feast this week versus the Rams. This matchup is way more appealing than some might think with how the Rams are playing. If you can, get Hunter in as a Hard Start.

Rams DE Aron Donald hasn’t actually rewarded his IDP owners all that well this season after holding out this past summer. That will end this week versus the Vikings. Yes, we are staying in the same contest between the Vikings and Rams. I would never have thought I would be writing in Donald as a Hard Start simply because he falls under the “never sit a stud” rule.

But so far in three weeks, he has only had one notable week versus the Cardinals and that only netted him and his IDP owners four combined tackles. In Week Four per matchup on paper, Donald will record his first sack, maybe two, and likely add a handful of tackles. The Vikings like giving up production to the interior lineman, this is Donalds bounce back game.

NFC Soft Sits

Cardinals DE Chandler Jones has exactly rewarded his owners as well this season every week. His transition to DE from OLB hasn’t inspired too much thus far. He is coming off a strong week, but in this case versus the Seahawks who allow very little to the DLs somehow, it would be best to look elsewhere and make Jones a Soft Sit as well as the recent “Futures” player I wrote about this week in DE Benson Mayowa. The stars just aren’t aligned this week to trust them getting the production that matters.

Falcons DT Grady Jarrett is a personal favorite of mine to insert on a weekly basis, but this week versus the Bengals I’ll be inserting Davon Godchaux where I can as I mentioned above. Not only on paper is the matchup not good as one might think, but with all of the DLs around Jarrett not getting the job done as well as one hoped it will likely leave the Bengals focusing on stopping Jarrett a bit more than normal. It pains me, but he makes for a Soft Sit this week.

There are always three Charts published, a LB, a DB, and Edge/DL. So if you’re looking at one and like to see the others you can go to The IDP Tipster Page on site and know that if they aren’t there yet, they will be soon.

We are still fairly early in the NFL season and some things will work themselves out among many of the NFL teams. I can not stress enough that if we have a stud we must play them unless we are splitting hairs between “known” studs. Be sure to always apply the guidelines and keep in mind that we have “Any Given Sunday” situations happening until the NFL hits its full stride.

Thank you for considering my personal charts as well as my players to either target or avoid. I look forward to publishing these throughout the season as part of my No Bullshit Content in an attempt to help us win now. It’s a tool, and we also know that sometimes tools aren’t as applicable in all situations, but I assure you, these charts work and will be especially convenient for all of us as the season rolls on.

Thank you as always for reading and feel free to find me on Twitter @HBogart27 for any follow-up questions or anything IDP. Or reach out at And be sure to catch me on periscope via Twitter and look for me on The No Bullshit Content IDP Podcast.

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